Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

Hello,

Joining in today with a couple of my favorite memes Michelle's Nature Notes and Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday. I hope you enjoy my wild birds, Florida is great for birding in the winter months.

The Black-bellied Whistling Duck is large and goose-like in shape. They have a chestnut breast and black belly. They have high pitch whistles as they travel. I see they every day in our neighborhood, on the lawn of a home on the lakefront. They fly over my house every morning heading to our lake making their cute whistling sounds. These cute ducks are my favorite duck, I always enjoyed seeing Tex posting about these cute birds at her ranch in Texas.


The adults have those bright pink bills and legs.


The Black-bellied Whistling Ducks are also seen below at my favorite reserve the Circle B.


My Youtube video, one morning at our lake watching the sunrise.




I hope you enjoyed my photos and post. Thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

EDIT: I accidentally deleted some of your comments on Jan 12th. If you do not see me visiting your post it is because of my error. Sorry.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.

Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes

Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

63 comments:

  1. Hello Eileen,
    Nice pictures and a funny movie.

    Kind regards.
    Marco

    ReplyDelete
  2. You live in an enchanted place! I spent the Christmas holiday not too far from there. Lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Awesome, awesome, awesome. At a pond near our home, there were 'hundreds' [an exaggeration] of these along with the sandhill cranes. I love 'em.

    Great photos today Eileen. I'm actually going to participate in WBW this week. I was playing around with some bird photos, and decided to do a blog post.

    Happy day to you.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I would also enjoyed his sight and voice, because they are beautiful and a joy to look at. Regards .

    ReplyDelete
  5. made me smile. :) i have about 150 of them here right now. the days in the teens and 20s last weekend had me running through a bag of scratch feed in a day. :) now we're back to 60.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I think of Tex every time I see whistling ducks. I miss her.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Who would think that noise is a group of ducks, and not songbirds?? Ha!

    ReplyDelete
  8. ducks rock

    I think it's all about the attitude

    ReplyDelete
  9. They make me think of Tex too and I see that she commented! YAY! They are neat to see and hear. Enjoy your day...it will be warming up this week! Hugs, Diane

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a pleasure to see you and your friends, E

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow, I really enjoyed the video clip. Those birds whistle so loud, and the sunrise was beautiful!
    Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hello,

    They are so beautiful, and I miss Tex too. I have seen a lot of them on her blog.
    Your photos are great! Nice to see the whistlers again.

    Happy Tuesday!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I've never heard of them, crazy looking ducks and so cool.

    ReplyDelete
  14. These ducks always remind me of Tex too.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Lovely pics and video :):)
    Greetings

    ReplyDelete
  16. Brilliant Eileen, they look so beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  17. These are large ducks, Eileen! And, they are very handsome, I can see why they are your favorite. I have never seen these in my neck of the woods, but, if I ever do, I will surely recognize them. I'm glad you added the video giving us a sample of how they whistle. Have a great day! Suzanne

    ReplyDelete
  18. They are beautiful! Especially love the 3rd shot! Have a beautiful week!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Nice looking birds! I'll bet its fun to hear them whistle.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Super video Eileen. Those ducks always strike me as slightly comical but I'm sure they're not so in real life. How nice to see them each morning. Enjoy the sun!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I always enjoyed them On Tex's blog too! Maybe these are some of hers! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  22. These are lovely ducks Eileen. We don't get them where I live. Enjoyed the video as you get the sound and see their movement. Great post. cheers.

    ReplyDelete
  23. So lovely to see Tex posting a comment here, I hope she is well.

    I really enjoyed your photo's, and your video clip was lovely too, especially the sunrise - what amazing colours

    All the best Jan

    ReplyDelete
  24. Hi there Eileen, yes I do remember those pretty ducks with the pink legs and whistle that Theresa used to pop in her blog, and it's really lovely to see them in yours. Enjoyed the video too. Cheers :D)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Très belle proximité avec ces jolis oiseaux ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

    ReplyDelete
  26. Handsome ducks..Enjoyed your video..Nice post..

    ReplyDelete
  27. I've not heard of these guys before. They sure are a handsome looking group, but wow, are they ever noisy. A unique sound to be sure!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hi Eileen, Love your pictures. Thinking of Tex, too!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Word got around. Eileen is coming. Great photos and video

    ReplyDelete
  30. They are pretty and I've never seen one in person before. I do remember seeing them on Tex's blog and I alway enjoyed her pictures. The video is great!

    ReplyDelete
  31. These always make me think of Tex and her blog.

    ReplyDelete
  32. You two and the whistlers are all up and about so early!! And what a spectacular sunrise .... that and the birds make it worthwhile. Great video and pictures -- thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Eileen, they are lovely, and I enjoyed your video...their sound is delightful! This particular breed of duck is new to me. Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you are having a great week. :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love the photos although i am not very particular with ducks. You said Florida is a lovely place for bird photography, reminding me of my former officemate who told me her backyard is the Everglades. Oh i am so envious!

    ReplyDelete
  35. You do have some interesting ducks. I only saw these distantly in Costa Rica so enjoyed seeing them in your post, thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  36. They are so cute and so funny! Love seeing them! xx Karen

    ReplyDelete
  37. Great video - loved it!
    Have a wonderful day!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Hello Eileen. Your Whistling ducks are very beautiful. I love their shapes and bills. They remind me of the wooden ducks for sale here in the UK wearing wooden wellies! The sounds they make are very gentle and strangely calming! Thankyou for sharing the video.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. Hi Eileen,
    marvelous photos of this wonderful ducks in the natural background. Amazing !
    Best regards, Synnöve

    ReplyDelete
  40. these ducks always remind me of tex, too.
    beautiful photos and video, dear eileen. i totally enjoyed your post!
    have a wonderful day! :))

    ReplyDelete
  41. Awesome birds. I like that video! Have a nice day!

    ReplyDelete
  42. I had never heard of those ducks... so thanks for the info and the pictures, Eileen.

    ReplyDelete
  43. am i in texas??!! they are so beautiful and this reminds me of such a beautiful person whom i miss so much!!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Boa tarde, as fotos e o video é perfeito, bom gosto na captação e apresentação.
    AG

    ReplyDelete
  45. The Whistlers are such fun to watch! I enjoyed the video...lovely sunrise! Hope you are doing well. I decided my blue bird was a scrub jay not a stellars jay. As I was making my post, a woodpecker landed on the deck railing....right here from my sofa I took a good shot of him I will post later! :-) Have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
  46. You always find nice ducks,
    and you are a clever photogrpher !

    Nice evening from Anne-Mari

    ReplyDelete
  47. Hello Eileen, your photos are so great & these cute birds brought a smile to my day!
    Best wishes!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Looks so warm where you are, Eileen! I especially enjoy the lovely whistling like noises on the video. Music of nature.

    ReplyDelete
  49. those ducks are nice and the sunrise gorgeous :)

    ReplyDelete
  50. hi Eileen, you always have wonderful photos !:)

    ReplyDelete
  51. It was so much fun to see these...I miss Tex's posts of them......so much. Liked hearing them in your video, too.

    ReplyDelete
  52. Oh thank you for linking in Eileen. I had not heard of this duck before and enjoyed the video... Michelle

    ReplyDelete
  53. Hi Eileen, Like many others, I thought of Tex as soon as I saw your photos. I miss her but am so happy you are still with us! I'm wondering if you have moved to Florida or whether you perhaps did a vacation there. I haven't the time to go back in your blog to catch up, but will try to do that. In the mean time, loved your post and especially the video. Such wonderful ducks. Just love them!

    ReplyDelete
  54. I loved seeing and listening to them!
    So many!!!
    Great shots, Eileen! Specially the last one... beautiful!
    Kisses
    Ana

    ReplyDelete
  55. I certainly did enjoy your post. Love these ducks and the video was a nice touch!

    ReplyDelete
  56. What a treat to see some
    Whistling Ducks . . .
    I haven't seen any since TexWis . . .

    ReplyDelete

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog and blog post. I always appreciate your comments.

Have a happy day, Eileen